|James Gregoire beat and tied a pair of career-bests|
MIDDLEBURY, VT - Junior Henry Hintermeister of the Tufts University men's indoor track & field team hit a career-best in the high jump on the first day of the heptathlon at the New England Division III Championships hosted by Middlebury College Friday.
With four of the seven events contested, Hintermeister stands sixth out of 12 competitors with 2,453 points. Classmate James Gregoire, who had a career-best in the shot put today, is eighth overall with 2,277 points. The 60-meter hurdles, pole vault and 1,000 meters will be held tomorrow to finish up the multi-event competition.
Hintermesiter cleared 5-9 3/4 (1.77m) in the high jump today to score 602 heptathlon points. The mark was a half-inch better than his previous personal record of 5-9 1/4 (1.76m) in the event. He also scored 687 points in the 60-meter dash today with a time of 7.58 seconds. With the second-best shot put among the contestants (37-9 1/4 ; 11.51m), Hintermeister added 577 points to his total.
Gregoire matched his career fastest time in the 60-meter dash with a 7.51 finish to score 710 points. In the shot put, his 30-6 1/4 (9.30m) was almost three and a half feet further than his previous career best of 27-1 (8.26m). Gregoire also went 20-2 1/4 (6.15m) in the long jump for 619 heptathlon points.
Southern Maine's Charles Moody leads the heptathlon after four events with 2,651 points. His 7.18 seconds in the 60 dash scored 819 points. Williams College's Tommy Riley is in second place (2,620).
A full slate of events is scheduled for tomorrow at Middlebury's New Balance Foundation Track in the Virtue Field House.